Tag: Syria

Syria taps Russian firms to develop offshore oil deposits in Mediterranean

Syria’s Minister of Petroleum and Mineral Resources Ali Ghanem told Sputnik news agency that two agreements have been signed with Russian companies to develop two deposits in the country’s territorial waters. “In fact, there is a company that has signed a previous contract on the matter of one of the maritime blocks’ exploration, Block 2,…

ISIS leader al-Baghdadi killed in US raid in Syria, Trump confirms

US President Donald Trump has announced that Islamic State leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi was killed during a US military raid in northwest Syria, confirming an avalanche of rumors on the terrorist’s death. “Al-Baghdadi has been killed… in a daring nighttime raid,” Trump said in a live address from the White House. The US troops involved…

Russia, Turkey reach deal to remove Kurdish YPG from Syria border

SOCHI, Russia/ANKARA (Reuters) – Syrian and Russian forces will deploy in northeast Syria to remove Kurdish YPG fighters and their weapons from the border with Turkey under a deal agreed on Tuesday which both Moscow and Ankara hailed as a triumph. Hours after the deal was announced, the Turkish defense ministry said that the United…

U.S. troops cross into Iraq as part of withdrawal from Syria

DOHUK, Iraq (Reuters) – U.S. troops crossed into Iraq early on Monday, part of a withdrawal from northeast Syria ordered by President Donald Trump that opened the way for Turkish troops to launch an offensive against Kurdish fighters in the area. A convoy of U.S. vehicles is seen after withdrawing from northern Syria, at the…